The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series)

By Don Bartlett

“An stylish and complicated thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.”
New York occasions e-book Review

“A highly striking achievement—ambitious in scope, and expert in execution.”
Los Angeles Times

The Redbreast definitely ranks with the simplest of present American crime fiction.”
Washington Post

No disrespect intended to Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, yet Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling writer of The Snowman, is the main fascinating Scandinavian mystery author within the crime fiction enterprise. The Redbreast is a wonderful advent to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails sequence protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry gap. a super and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for most sensible Nordic crime novel and chosen because the top Norwegian crime novel ever written by way of contributors of Norway’s booklet clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling story of homicide and betrayal that levels from the battlefields of global conflict to the streets of modern day Oslo. keep on with gap as he races to prevent a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy prior. Vogue journal says that “nobody can delve into the darkish, twisted brain of a assassin greater than a Scandinavian mystery writer”…and not anyone does it higher than Jo Nesbø! James Patterson lovers must also take note.

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I love this room,’ the outdated guy acknowledged. ‘Please count number it, simply in case. ’ Betty stared on the thousand-kroner notes he wafted in entrance of her. ‘We can tackle the cost in case you come,’ she acknowledged. ‘Mm, whilst do you want to . . . ? ’ ‘As you instructed, Betty. sooner or later within the spring. ’ ‘Right. Any specific day? ’ ‘Of path. ’ 17 Police HQ. five November 1999. BJARNE MØLLER SIGHED AND GAZED OUT OF THE WINDOW. His recommendations wandered freely as that they had tended to do of overdue. The rain had held off, even if the leaden gray sky nonetheless hung low over police HQ in Grønland. A puppy trotted over the brown, useless garden open air. there has been against the law Squad submit vacant in Bergen. The closing date for purposes used to be subsequent week. He had heard from a colleague over there that it in basic terms rained two times each autumn in Bergen: from September to November, and from November to New yr. They consistently exaggerated, folks from Bergen did. He’d been there and he cherished the city. It used to be a ways from the politicians in Oslo and it used to be small. He beloved small. ‘What? ’ Møller grew to become and met Harry’s resigned expression. ‘You have been within the strategy of explaining to me circulation may do me strong. ’ ‘Oh? ’ ‘Your phrases, boss. ’ ‘Oh sure. definite, that’s correct. we need to ensure we don’t get caught in a rut, with outdated behavior and workouts. we need to circulation on and boost. we need to break out. ’ ‘There’s getting away and getting away. POT is just 3 flooring up. ’ ‘Get clear of every thing, I suggest. the top of the safety provider, Meirik, thinks you’ll healthy fantastically into the submit he has for you up there. ’ ‘Don’t jobs like that experience to be marketed? ’ ‘Don’t fear approximately it, Harry. ’ ‘No? yet am i able to be allowed to ask yourself why on the earth you will want me in surveillance paintings. Do i glance like undercover fabric? ’ ‘No, no. ’ ‘No? ’ ‘I suggest definite. now not convinced precisely, yet good . . . why no longer? ’ ‘Why now not? ’ Møller scratched the again of his head furiously. His face had became fiery purple. ‘For fuck’s sake, Harry. We’re delivering you a role as an inspector, 5 notches up the pay scale, not more evening shifts and a section extra appreciate from the bloody novices. That’s stable going, Harry. ’ ‘I like evening shifts. ’ ‘No one likes evening shifts. ’ ‘Why don’t you provide me the vacant inspector’s submit the following? ’ ‘Harry! Do me a favour and simply say definite. ’ Harry fidgeted along with his paper cup. ‘Boss,’ he stated. ‘How lengthy have we identified one another? ’ Møller raised an admonitory finger. ‘Don’t try out that one on me. no longer the we’ve-been-through-thick-and-thin-together quantity . . . ’ ‘Seven years. And for seven years I’ve interviewed humans during this urban who're the most silly beings to stroll on legs, and nonetheless I haven’t met someone who's a worse liar than you. maybe I’m silly, yet I nonetheless have a number of mind cells left doing the simplest they could, and they’re telling me that it can’t precisely be my checklist that’s earned me this submit. Nor that, to my astonishment, i will be able to abruptly have the most effective ratings within the division on the annual taking pictures try out. They’re telling me that my plugging a mystery provider agent may have whatever to do with it.

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